It really gets my knickers in a twist when people assert that all religions are basically the same. Do they mean that they all teach the same values, or that they all are pointing you in the same direction? It's simply untrue.

With no offense intended to either tradition, I'd like to make a fairly unsubtle comparison between the Muslims who believe that dying in war defending one's faith will ensure a share in paradise (paradise being a place of sensual delights) with Buddhists who believe in non-injury to fellow sentient beings and whose goal is nirvana (which is the end of desire and the obliteration of self). Sorry, but these are not two creeds that teach the same values and lead you to the same ultimate destination. You can't boil all religions down to a single lowest spiritual common denominator.

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